“Baby Steps” – KL Rahul goes to gym to get in shape ahead of South Africa tour
The Indian team faced a heavy blow ahead of the first test against New Zealand as star hitter KL Rahul was ruled out of the two-game series due to injury. He was reported to be suffering from muscle tension in his left thigh. However, now the swashbuckling batsman is working hard to regain his physical form.
KL Rahul was outstanding for India in the Test Series against England earlier this year. So his absence was a big blow to the team. With India eager to travel to South Africa for an all-format series, the team are hoping the batter is fit to join the team. Before the highly anticipated series, he was seen in the gym and working on his fitness.
In what is a positive sign for the team, Rahul was seen getting involved in a hardcore gym workout. He shared some photos from his training session on his official Twitter account and added a suitable caption to them as well. âBaby Steps,â the tweet read.
No baby ðªð» pic.twitter.com/0Jd3KNo5Jp
– KL Rahul (@ klrahul11) November 27, 2021
With Rohit Sharma resting for the New Zealand tests and Rahul missing him with injury, Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill opened the sleeves for the team in the Kanpur test. However, both Sharma and Rahul are expected to be in the South Africa tour setup.
Over time, Rahul cemented his place in the Indian team through formats with the simple demonstration of his flair. He was named the team’s vice-captain for the T20I series against the Kiwis and is expected to take on the team’s leadership role in the future.
His contributions are important to the team and it is therefore essential that he comes back fully in shape for the tour of South Africa. India is staged to play three Tests, as many ODIs and four T20Is against the Proteas. The discovery of the new variant of Covid-19 had previously cast doubt on the tour. But now the South African government assured a secure bio bubble environment for Team India.
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